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PM will not discipline spokesman for murder thoughts comment

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves (L) and his Press Secretary, Hans King. (File photo)

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said on Monday that, unlike his Press Secretary, Hans King, he would not have said on radio that he considered killing someone who made malicious comments about him on Facebook.

Gonsalves, however, said that he would not discipline King for saying on Aug. 15 on Chris “Too Kool” Jones’ “AM Mayhem” on Hot FM that he contemplated killing Bryan Alexander that weekend.

“Hans and I spoke about it. And I would not have gone and said it on the radio having spoken to the person man to man,” Gonsalves told reporters.

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He further explained that because a talk show host was talking about the incident, King “wanted to quell it”.

“But by saying what he said, [it] didn’t have the effect of quelling it [but] had the effect of providing some kerosene to the little fire,” Gonsalves said of King’s actions.

“I saw the comments which were made by the gentleman who had caused Hans King to get angry…. And what he said about Hans was untruthful, defamatory and, in fact, was a matter which would have warranted criminal prosecution. Because … on the face of it, it amounted to a criminal libel, completely untrue,” Gonsalves said.

Bryan Alexander (Internet photo).

He said Alexander, whom he described as an opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) “activist”, removed the post from Facebook after King telephoned Alexander “and reacted very robustly to him on the phone.”

“If I were Hans, I would have left it at that but he went on the radio and he said what he told the gentleman,” Gonsalves said.

“But as I understand what Hans said, Hans didn’t threaten the gentleman. He said that this is the sort of a thing that could get people to behave in a particular way and he said what the particular kind of a behaviour that he would get people to do. Not that he will do it,” Gonsalves explained.

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He further said that while there is “a lot of comment on it, a lot of hullabaloo”, many who are criticizing King have not said that “the falsehoods” should not have been posted on the social networking Website.

He said those who condemn King must also condemn “this untruth and this terrible libel, amounting to a criminal libel, which has been uttered against Hans”.

“So now, that has become an issue, apparently … among some people, for me to say that this is a matter that trespasses upon discipline,” Gonsalves further said.

“It wasn’t even something proximate to a threat,” Gonsalves said, adding that some people have said that because he had not “issued a statement disciplining Hans or proportion to discipline Hans, it must mean that I harbour those thoughts, too.”

“I mean, it is an incredible jump,” he remarked.

Asked if he has ever harboured such thoughts, Gonsalves laughed then told reporters, “I have been in a political activist for … 43 years and nobody had ever gotten me to even harbour thoughts of hatred in my mind, much less to go beyond those thoughts.

“… Even when some say terrible things about me and even when I have to take the recourse to the law courts, I don’t hate anybody,” said Gonsalves who has successfully sued several persons for statements made about him.

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9 thoughts on “PM will not discipline spokesman for murder thoughts comment

  1. What kind of country are we living in? The Pm of SVG must have given vincentian a dose of something to believing that that the populace is that stupid.. It is very difficult for Ralph Gnsalves top discipline anyone at this time. For him to so will create mayhem n his party. The one seat majority is beginning to show how a government can fall apart when everyone does what they please without fair of being discipline. Ordan Graham, EG Lynch, and the youngster now serving time for supposedly said that he will kill the PM have a special law that will quickly convict them, Hans King and others are above board, Oh what a country!!

    Posted by Killer | August 29, 2011, 22:29
  2. And now the God of SVG has spoken, the King of the Caribbean has decided, the Gadhafi of the region has opened his mouth, so no one must question his reasoning. Poor SVG. The ULP is always right even when wrong is so glaring.

    Posted by ragealways | August 30, 2011, 05:48
  3. Has King: “…So, when i’m in Bequia on Sunday morning a friend of mine calls me and tell me “boy you see wa(what) they have on Facebook”, and sends me a copy of the conversation on Facebook, starting with Brian Alexander wid(with) what that caller, ….hhmmmhhmm… i no even go refer to he or even start nuttin(nothing) wid he right now that caller just thing but ..h.. fella try to check-in under age boy an(and) all them kind a thing. I immediately call somebody and got Brian Alexander number i try to call, i didn’t get him but lastnight Chris i lying.. i.. i.. i met several peo… i told several people that i want to kill Brian Alexander…”

    2kOOL: “..No Hans no no man no man…..”

    Hans King: “I lye down on my bed lastnight…”

    2Kool: “..No th…”

    Hans King: “…an i..”

    2Kool: “The killing thing…do..”

    Hans King: “Wait nuh Chris le(let) me say th.. an Chris i being honest ah nuh(you know), …”

    2Kool: “yea bu no no man…”

    Hans King: ” Chris Chris le me finish wa a saying, i… lye down in my bed an i praying to God to take these thoughts out my head i call Brian, an i told Brian….”

    Gonsalves said he spoke to Hans so i can only assume that he is one of the “several persons” that Hans told that he “want to kill Brian Alexanser”. Is Hans following in the footsteps of Mark Williams who was also close to Gonsalves?.

    Posted by KS784 | August 30, 2011, 06:20
  4. WELL HANS STUCK HIS WHOLE FOOT IN HIS MOUTH THERE. LIKE RALPH SAID HE SHOULD NOT HAVE UTTERED THAT ON AIR, THE DISCIPLINE OF HIS SCHOLARSHIP AND TRAINING SHOULD HAVE MADE HIM EXERCISE SOME EXTRA RESTRAINT… AND THEN JAH RASTA FARI MAN, BRIAN WAS USING A CLASSIC PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUE WHICH PROVOKES THAT VERY KIND OF REACTION. AND HANS HAS ADMITTED NUMEROUS TIMES ON “SHAKE UP” THAT HE HAS A DREAD KIND OF TEMPER WHICH IS WHY HE STOPPED TEACHING @ GRAMMAR SCHOOL…..TRIBALLY, TIT 4 TAT EYE 4 EYE, TOOTH 4 TOOTH IS JUSTIFIABLE. BUT WE’VE EVOLVED FROM THE TRIBE HAVEN’T WE? STILL 4 EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION, THEN AGAIN NO NO NO YOU MUST BALANCE EMOTION WITH REASON, PASSION WITH PROPRIETY. OF COURSE A GOOD NAME IS WORTH MORE THAN GOLD AND PEOPLE DO KILL 4 GOLD. HOW SHOULD WE DEFEND OUR GOOD NAME? HMMM…. I WONDER WHETHER THE CHICKEN CAME B4 THE EGG. ANYWAY DIPLOMACY WOULD SEEM TO DEMAND SOME FORM OF APOLOGY FROM HANS FOR FLIPPING AND BECOMING GANGSTA WHEN WE NEED A STATESMAN. THE ULP CANNOT AFFORD ANYMORE “BAD PRESS” RIGHT NOW. BRIAN NEEDS TO LEAVE BITCHIN 2 BITCHES AND COMRADE HANS NEEDS TO LEAVE “THUGLIFE” ON THE STREETS. BOTH OF U GO IN PEACE, SIN NO MORE.

    Posted by F.U.D.Z | August 30, 2011, 08:56
  5. Why Hans King has a License Gun? Are there any incidences that were reported to the Police? Can Hans tell Vincentians if he flipped before this time? Is this the same man who is always on Star calling Vynnette, Doc Lewis, Nature and Anesia’s name? I never heard any of them threatening him. BOI!!

    Posted by VEXALWAYS | August 30, 2011, 13:05
  6. what an utter disgrace, shame on the nation, the world is watching and listening to the tapes

    Posted by Peter | August 30, 2011, 21:51
  7. Could hans tell us if he know if the porson who kill glen jackson was contempleting to kill glen before he did it? just trying to know if hans or anyone in svg know the answer to this question.

    Posted by old dog | August 30, 2011, 22:41
  8. The pm never reign in his inner circle, all you stupid or what, the inner circle always tell the king he has clothes on when in fact he is naked.

    Posted by pretty baby | August 30, 2011, 22:45
  9. Another crap photo Hans, remember a picture speaks a million words.

    Posted by Peter | September 1, 2011, 20:18

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